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John Carona

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 11:45 AM

John Carona
Texas State Senate
Senator, District 16
Bent Tree Country Club

First elected to the Texas Legislature in 1990, Senator John Carona is now in his fifth term in the Texas State, representing District 16 in Dallas County. Previously, Senator Carona was elected to three terms in the Texas House of Representatives. Senator Carona has distinguished himself in the Texas Legislature as an effective leader in addressing issues such as education, health care, criminal justice, banking and finance, economic development, transportation and homeland security — authoring or sponsoring more than 400 bills that have become law. Senator Carona currently serves as a member of the Senate Criminal Justice, State Affairs and Jurisprudence committees and as Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee since 2006.

Through the years, Senator Carona has been honored by a variety of organizations for leadership in the Texas Legislature. With recognitions from business associations, animal advocates, child advocates, to teacher groups and law enforcement — John Carona has been named a "Hero," three times a "Crime Fighter of the Year," a "Trailblazer," the "Most Valuable Player — Texas Senate," a "Maverick Who Mattered," and two times one of the "Ten Best Legislators," just to name a few.

Senator Carona has been a resident of Dallas since early childhood. Raised in East Dallas, he graduated from Bryan Adams High School then went on to receive bachelors of business administration degrees in insurance and real estate from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978. He currently serves as president of a successful Dallas-based, national realty management firm. Senator Carona is married, a proud father of five children and grandfather to two — so far.